Researchers have developed a new method for correcting the errors that creep into DNA barcodes -- labels used in a wide range of biological experiments -- yielding far more accurate results and paving the way for more ambitious medical research in the future.
Scientists have shown that modified RNA bases have a great impact on the dynamics of gene expression from DNA to functional RNA. The study yields important new insight into how the basis of RNA modifications can affect the function of mature RNA molecules.
In what could address a critical bottleneck in biology research, researchers announced they have pioneered a new way to synthesize DNA sequences through a creative use of enzymes that promises to be faster, cheaper, and more accurate.
In order to strengthen the efficacy of vaccines on the immune system, and in particular on T lymphocytes, specialized in the detection of cancer cells, researchers have developed spider silk microcapsules capable of delivering the vaccine directly to the heart of immune cells.